The Energy Transition – Grappling with the Challenges (recording of presentation on GenInsights21 to Smart Energy Council members and others)


On Tuesday last week (5th April 2022) both Jonathon Dyson and myself presented on some of what’s contained within our GenInsights21* report under the heading of ‘The Energy Transition – Grappling with the Challenges’, as noted ahead of time in this article.

* GenInsights21 was released on 15th December 2021 and which has been growing its readership since that time.  Dan Lee summarised some of the early media coverage we’d seen here a month ago.

From what we understand, there were several hundred people on the call, with the number of people registered to attend even higher.  We did what we could over about an hour to describe some of the key observations made in this 622-page report.  As a service to those who registered for the event, the Smart Energy Council recorded the event, with the recording available (at least for now?) on Vimeo here.

For ease of reference for our readers here at WattClarity, I’ve embedded the video here:

The Energy Transition: Grappling with the Challenges from Smart Energy Council on Vimeo.

 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Smart Energy Council (John Grimes and team) for organising/facilitating this event – and also to Jefferson Zhu of Solis for their sponsorship to enable the event to happen as a ‘free access’ event for all who participated.

As quick guide for the viewer/listener, please note the following sequence of coverage:

Time
(1:20:25 in total)
Content

Starts at 0:00:00.

Introduction from John Grimes

~ 0:03:56.

Jefferson Zhu introduces the Solis business

~ 0:11:17

GenInsights21 (beginning of presentation)

~ 0:13:54

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 1 – Executive Summary

~ 0:14:58

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 2 – Key Observation 1/22 – ‘We’ve come a long way, but have further to go’)

~ 0:15:23

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 13/28 – ‘Rooftop PV’)

~ 0:17:45

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 14/28 – ‘Minimum Demand’)

~ 0:22:31

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 3 – Aggregation (by Commodity)

~ 0:24:40

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 2 – Key Observation 2/22 – ‘The Schism seems permanent’)

~ 0:25:39

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 7 – Glossary

~ 0:26:36

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 15/28 – ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’)

~ 0:30:00

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 16/28 – ‘Predispatch Convergence’)

~ 0:35:30

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 2 – Key Observation 5/22 – ‘The rise of just in time’)

~ 0:36:14

GenInsights21 – Volume 1, Part 2 – Key Observation 13/22 – ‘Is the Semi-Scheduled category sustainable or scalable?’)

~ 0:36:52

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 17/28 – ‘Aggregate Raw Off-Target’)

~ 0:40:28

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 27/28 – ‘Exploring Wind Diversity’)

~ 0:46:17

At this point we highlighted briefly two appendices:

(a)  GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 6/28 – ‘A review of self-forecasting’)

(b)  GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 22/28 – ‘Bidding busyness’)

… as Jonathon Dyson referred back to his earlier article ‘The Rise of the Machines – the increasing role of auto-bidding and self-forecasting in the modern-day NEM’ published on WattClarity, which was subsequently copied over to PV Magazine and RenewEconomy, and perhaps elsewhere as well.

~ 0:47:02

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 10/28 – ‘Storage’)

~ 0:47:33

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 21/28 – ‘Generation Capacity Factors’)

~ 0:49:02

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 25/28 – ‘VWA/Spot Revenue Highlights’)

~ 0:51:54

GenInsights21 – Volume 2, Appendix 4/28 – ’20-year trend of Marginal Loss Factors’)

~ 0:56:01

End of presentation

~ 0:59:18.

Some further words from our sponsors, Solis Inverters

~ 1:04:42

Q&A session at the end

~ 1:20:25

End of recording

 

We trust that WattClarity readers will find this recording useful.

 

About the Author

Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

1 Comment on "The Energy Transition – Grappling with the Challenges (recording of presentation on GenInsights21 to Smart Energy Council members and others)"

  1. It was good. Thanks for taking the time.

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